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Ars tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ars in Creuse

Photo is of Aubusson at 9 km from Ars

Visit Ars: highlights and tourist information

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Ars is situated in the Creuse department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubusson at 9 km and Lake Vassiviere at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Ars, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ars in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here...

See Aubusson guide
Lake Vassiviere

Lake Vassiviere

Scenery at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The largest lake in Limousin, Lake Vassiviere is a popular leisure lake...

See Lake Vassiviere guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that...

See Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 53 km (direction west-north-west)

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns...

See La Souterraine guide


at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Allier department

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each...

See Montlucon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Creuse

Map of places to visit near Ars


Markets in and near Ars

  • Lavaveix-les-Mines: market Thursday (8km)
  • Aubusson: market Saturday (9km)
  • Ahun: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Felletin: market Friday (15km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (25km)
  • Bourganeuf: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (40km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (53km)
  • Montlucon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day (55km)

More information about Ars, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Ars, France

What to do at Ars? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ars.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Millevaches en Limousin (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (48km)
  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (24km)

Geography and distances

Ars is in the southern-centre of France at 25 kilometres from Gueret, the department capital (general information: Ars is 318 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ars

Canton: Saint-Sulpice-les-Champs

Arrondissement: Aubusson

Department: Creuse

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 23480

Distance to Ars

from Gueret (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 318 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 482 km

from Bordeaux: 244 km

from Strasbourg: 515 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alleyrat, Blessac, Chamberaud, Franseches, Saint-Avit-le-Pauvre, Saint-Martial-le-Mont, Saint-Medard-la-Rochette, Saint-Michel-de-Veisse and Saint-Sulpice-les-Champs.

This page in French: Visiter Ars

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